Hardcore — Sneak Peek Footage

source:   theverge.com, indiegogo.com

added: Wed, Nov 5th '14

Watch "District 9" and "Elysium" star Sharlto Copley in the exciting first footage from "Hardcore," an experimental first-shooter-inspired thriller billed as "the world's first action P.O.V. film."

Directed by Russian musician-turned-filmmaker Ilya Naishuller, best known for directing the popular music video/short film "Bad Motherf--ker" for his band "Biting Elbows" which was shot in similar first-person fashion using custom GoPro camera rigs, "Hardcore" is quite literally told through the eyes of a newly resurrected cyborg named 'Henry,' who embarks on a dangerous mission to save his scientist wife, who also happens to be his creator. And much like a videogame, the ultra-violent film follows the hero's every move as he runs from one location to the next, gunning down a constant stream of heavily-armed mercenaries with only the help of his trusted ally (played by Copley).

At this current stage, "Hardcore" has been shot and edited. But Naishuller is asking for donations to complete the film's post-production and sound-mixing process, turning to the crowd-funding website Indiegogo for help. And like most crowd-funding campaigns, a variety of perks are available for backers. If interested, you can head on over to the film's official Indiegogo page, here.

HARDCORE is a modern, action Sci-Fi story about HENRY, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator ESTELLE (Haley Bennet) from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN (Danila Kozlovsky), and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is JIMMY (Sharlto Copley), who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia and it's all shot in the same style as writer-director Ilya Naishuller's mega popular short film "BAD MOTHERF--KER."


directed by   Ilya Naishuller

starring   Sharlto Copley, Haley Bennet, Danila Kozlovsky

release date   2015

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